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Girl Scouts Get a Dollar

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You could say that I’m a Girl Scouts fan.  I participated in Girl Scouting as a kid and some of my favorite childhood memories included Scouting.  My daughters participated in Girl Scouting as kids.  And, for a few years, I was a professional Girl Scout–working in the PR and Membership departments of the local Girl Scout Council.  So I was absolutely THRILLED when I found out that that Girl Scouts of the USA has plans to launch a Centennial Silver dollar to honor their 100th anniversary.  The coin was presented yesterday  during the Girl Scout Women and Girls Leadership Breakfast at the Cannon House Office Building.  Congressman Jack Kingston, co-sponsor of the legislation authorizing the United States Mint to mint and issue the commemorative coin, was on hand for the event.

Girl Scout Coin Collage

The coin’s obverse (heads side) depicts three girls who represent the different ages and the diversity of Girls Scouts of the USA.  Inscriptions include COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, and CHARACTER, key elements of the Girl Scouts mission statement.  Additional inscriptions are 2013, LIBERTY, and IN GOD WE TRUST.  The 100th anniversary Trefoil symbol signifies its centennial anniversary.  The coin’s reverse (tails side) depicts the iconic Profiles of Girl Scouts of the USA with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $1, and GIRL SCOUTS.

The United States Mint has begun accepting orders for the 2013 Girl Scouts of the USA Centennial Silver dollar at its online catalog, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  Both proof and uncirculated versions of the coin will be available.  A $10 surcharge collected from the sale of each coin is authorized to be paid to Girl Scouts of the USA, which will make funds available for program development and delivery.  Reduced introductory pricing is available through March 29, 2013, at 5 p.m. ET.

Go ‘head, Girl Scouts!

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